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Regarding Alumni Association
« on: August 05, 2010, 09:18:34 AM »
Definition:
Alumni associations are organizations reuniting former students of a college or university and can be found at renowned educational institutions around the world.

Meaning:
The term alumnus (m; Pl.:-i) respectively alumna (f.; Pl.:-ae) has its origin in the Latin language. It means "pupil", literally "the nurtured" (origin: alere: nurture).
Students of a so called "alumnat" (boarding school) were called alumni/-ae.

Today the term alumnae/alumni usually refer to graduates of a university or a similar educational institution but it can also be used depending on the context and the individual point of view.
It may refer to a group of graduates of a university or, in broader sense, to all students and graduates of a university.


Tradition:
Since decades societies of former students (alumni societies) have been existing at universities in the United States and some European countries. For example, there is a long tradition of alumni societies in Great Britain and France. In Germany alumni societies were established in the late 1980s.

These societies give alumae/alumni the possibility to keep in touch with "their" university and former fellow students as well as to take advantage of advanced scientific training.
Md. Rezwanur Rahman
MBA, BBA,
Student Counselor,
Daffodil International University
Executive Member, DIUAA
Cell: 01713493051, 01717352538
E-mail: rezwan@daffodilvarsity.edu.bd